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GM, Ford Bump Up Investments in Electric and Autonomous

Bret Kenwell

It's been a very busy week for the automakers and the future of the industry. On Friday, General Motors announced that it would sink a $1.8 billion investment "in its U.S. manufacturing operations across six states, adding a total of 700 new jobs." The move comes following plenty of backlash from various political leaders -- including President Trump -- as well as the UAW after GM announced a large cutback in late 2018. Of the $1.8 billion, $300 million will be allocated to its assembly plant in Orion Township, Mich., where the company plans to build a new electric vehicle alongside its Bolt EV.